June 2012 Weather Recap 03 Jul 12

Temperatures have been above normal from late June into early July in Minnesota. State Climatologist Pete Boulay says the last time we had below normal temperatures was June of 2011. He says temperatures across the state this June ranged from 1 to 4-degrees above normal, with the statewide average 2.5-degrees above normal at 67.6-degrees. Boulay says temperatures are expected to stay extremely warm through the middle of July. June rainfall in Minnesota was slightly below normal, despite major flooding in parts of the northeast and southeast. New Ulm received only just over an inch worth of precipitation this June, compared to over four-and-a-half-inches in June of 2011.